Spinning tires

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dedgrass, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. dedgrass

    dedgrass LawnSite Member
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    Howdy All!
    Just tried out my Woods 6250 on my 4 acres yesterday. I really like the mower except that the tires want to spin out. The unit has a turf type tire rather than the ribbed style that Grasshopper uses. Any thoughts as how to improve traction? Chains?If I need to go to a ribbed or cleated tire, what should I expect to pay?
    Thanks for the help.
    ded :blob3: :blob4:
     
  2. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is the ground really wet? I would give it some more time for you to get used to operating the mower. Don't take this to a customer site and try and learn on their turf though. Let us know how it turns out.


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  3. dedgrass

    dedgrass LawnSite Member
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    We have had a fair amount of rain lately, but my ground is dry enough to plow.
     
  4. jbt

    jbt LawnSite Member
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    Be sure you have the correct air pressure in the tires.
     
  5. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    lower your air pressure to a little below suggested levels. My new Lazer Z hp had them inflated too high and it spun like crazy.
     
  6. P&J Lawncare

    P&J Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    what do you mean
     
  7. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Any better luck after trying the mower out some more or by checking the air pressure?



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  8. dedgrass

    dedgrass LawnSite Member
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    I think I just need some' gettin' used to it' time on this mower. I cut some fairly flat ground with it the other day and had no probs. BTW- tire pressure was on the mark.
    Thanks for all the input.
    ded:D :eek: :D
     
  9. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sounds good that the tire pressure was dead on. Give yourself some more "learning time" with the mower and let us know how it goes.


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  10. Matt'slawncare

    Matt'slawncare LawnSite Member
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    What i think he means is that it is dry enough for the farmers to plow. Thats the way i took it. :D
     

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